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Jillian DeCecco R.N. is Latest DAISY® Award Recipient at Crozer-Keystone

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Jillian DeCecco RN DAISY Award Recipient

Jillian DeCecco, R.N. (holding award) with Kathleen Poole, MSN, R.N. (in lab coat) and the 3 South telemetry team at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Jillian DeCecco, R.N., of 3 South at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, was recently recognized as a DAISY® Award recipient by Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Jillian was nominated for The DAISY® Award by a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for the compassion and comfort she provided during their visit. “Jillian had the perfect blend of personality, professionalism and excellent bedside manner,” the patient said.  “I can't say enough wonderful things about Jillian and the care she provided. She is an asset to Crozer.”

The DAISY® Award is a program that recognizes excellence in nursing and was created by The DAISY® Foundation to highlight the clinical skills, extraordinary passion and care exemplified by nurses every day. Award recipients consistently demonstrate each of the following criteria:

  • Dedicated
  • Autonomous
  • Innovative
  • Selfless
  • Extraordinary.

“Jillian is a new nurse who has been working on telemetry since February 2018. Jillian loves her job and it shows in how she takes care of her patients with not only a professional touch but a personal touch,” says Kathleen Poole MSN, R.N., Clinical Director, 3 South at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. “Jillian makes sure her patients feel comfortable and safe and takes extra time to make them feel special. Her clinical skills are excellent and she is an important telemetry team member.”

The DAISY® Foundation and The DAISY® Award

The not-for-profit DAISY® Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications from an autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses throughout his illness inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Each DAISY® Award honoree is recognized at a public ceremony on his or her unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY® Award pin and a beautifully hand-carved stone sculpture. In addition, the unit celebrates their colleague’s achievement with Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, which were a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

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